Friday, Mar. 26, 1943
Pa’s revelation resulted in a quick response from Lois. “Dear Mother, Pa’s letter came with the news of your operation. I got so excited that when I called Abe at the hospital to tell him, I could hardly talk. It was so thoughtful of you to withhold the news until it was all over and your note from the hospital gave me the assurance that you were taking it like a good soldier. My hat is off to you…We couldn’t tell L’il Daniel how his Grandmother is but he must have known because he’s turning handsprings now…Now, you will take it easy and have a long convalescence. We will be there a few days before Passover – so you can count on me for gefulte fish (I’m a whiz at it now) as well as any other seder preparations. Take good care of yourself…Remember that we who love you would rather have you healthy than anything else. Your loving daughter” If you’d like to be a “whiz at” gefulte fish, too, here’s a recipe.
A wonderfully cheery letter that didn’t address the underlying family complications. But for now, forget all that and light the Sabbath candles.